Get Involved: Committees, Task Forces, SIGs, and Study Groups

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Volunteer Opportunities 

MDS prides itself in having a strong foundation of dedicated volunteers who serve on Committees, Task Forces, Special Interest Groups and Study Groups. Each of these groups serves a special purpose in the Society. You can learn more about each group, and how to become a member, below.

MDS is currently seeking interest forms from young members to lead post-session discussions at the 2021 Virtual Congress.

The selected members will moderate discussions after the faculty have concluded the question and answer portion of the session. You can learn more information on the sessions that will include moderated post-session discussions at this link.

To submit an interest form, please visit this link. Interest forms are due by May 21.

Are you interested in serving on a MDS Committee? 

MDS is currently accepting interest forms from members in good standing that would like to participate in the 2021-2023 term. 

Committees serve a variety of roles within MDS. Learn more about the committees included on the interest form and submit your interest form on the MDS website here.

Interest forms are due to by May 15, 2021. 

Nominations Sought for MDS Podcast Editors

MDS is seeking nominations for two Co-Editors of the Society’s Podcast to serve a three (3) year term, beginning September 2021. To learn more, please follow the link to the full job description. Applications are due to the Secretariat by April 30, 2021. Please contact the Secretariat at for additional information.

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MDS Committees

Committees are permanent entities that that fulfill the clinical and scientific mission of the Society or run the business of the Society.

MDS Special Interest Groups (SIG)

Special Interest Groups serve as a forum for like-minded MDS members to discuss topics relevant to their focus area.

MDS Task Forces

Task Forces are appointed by the MDS President, with support from the Officers, to complete a specific mandate.

MDS Study Groups

Study Groups are groups of MDS members that seek to collaboratively study a specific aspect of movement disorders.

Looking for more ways to get involved?


  • Learn more about getting involved with the MDS Innovation Lab.
  • The next Committee interest form submission cycle will open again in 2021.
  • Opportunities for joining new Task Forces will be available on this page soon.

MDS Networking and Engagement Series

MDS Networking and Engagement Series: “For you – with you”

Connect with fellow MDS peers, experts and thought leaders as part of the new MDS Networking and Engagement Series: “For you – with you”!

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Want to Join a Study Group?

MDS Members can apply for the status of an MDS Study Group for specific research questions.

Please submit an online form to document your interest in the Study Group and your credentials.

Submit Interest Form

Join a special interest group
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Special Interest Group?

Special Interest Groups are open to all MDS members.

Simply log in to the Members Only section of the MDS website, select "My Profile" and choose your area of interest under the "Professional" tab.

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